Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 consecutive shows. This Gracie® Award-winning show (for “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio”), is produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner. Each show features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving practical and philosophical issues regarding our relationships with dogs and cats. The show broadcasts from the East End and reaches all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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Insect larvae as New High Tech Protein Source for Pet Food?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-07-2017) #506: Blair Braverman talks about her book WELCOME TO THE GODDAMN ICE CUBE: CHASING FEAR AND FINDING HOME IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, and the time she spent with sled dogs in a very challenging environment; Patrick Pittaluga co-founded Grubbly Farms in Atlanta Georgia, a tech start-up insect farm company using black Soldier fly larvae to consume the waste from the human food production chain, and then use the insects as a protein source for animal food; Maria Goodavage talks about her newest book focused on military working dogs: SECRET SERVICE DOGS: THE HEROES WHO PROTECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.